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Designing behavioral health facilities

June 11, 2015

When designing behavioral health facilities, healthcare organizations are turning toward smaller-scale settings that address clients’ individual needs, according to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website.

Smaller residences reduce social isolation and create a more natural environment.

This evolution is following changes in the general healthcare industry, including moves toward a continuum of care and outpatient care.

Many facilities are adopting more homelike features that create a positive experience and restore a sense of dignity, giving clients a sense of choice and control in their environment, while keeping them safe and comfortable.

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